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salt water planting

Postby wvugunner92 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:39 pm

Do any of you guys know of the best thing to plant around a salt water tidal cove. I have a place on the cChesapeake and I'm looking to plant the waters edge with somthing that might help in holding mallards. Anybody know of the best seed? or any other advice along these lines?
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Re: salt water planting

Postby Duck Collector » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:42 pm

I think you are going to have a hard time growing anything in saltwater. It would need to be a saltwater plant, or it will die.
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Re: salt water planting

Postby wvugunner92 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:49 pm

i was assuming it needed to be a salt water plant, I just do not know of any?
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Re: salt water planting

Postby Duck Collector » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:10 pm

You might could try wigeon grass. It grows in the bay down here and the duck tear it up, its a wild plant but i dont know if you can buy seed.
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Re: salt water planting

Postby Silverwidgeon » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:52 am

i've kinda thought of this before, but never did any research as to what salt water plants ducks like. Think someone told me eel grass once? if you find out please do tell.
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Re: salt water planting

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:20 am

I've been fighting this fight for years.
The best you are going to do is look around the area and find what's there and transplant it.
Even indigenous plants go through LONG growth periods and have a rough time
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Re: salt water planting

Postby Frank Lopez » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 am

While I'm all in favor of it, I'd be careful with it. Your local environmental conservation department might have something to say about the introduction of non-native species.

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Re: salt water planting

Postby Slack Tide » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:52 am

While I agree Frank in concept, it'd be a miracle if they ever found you or noticed.....
A good way to transplant INDIGENOUS species is to dig them up and replant them in a hole with some good soil to jump start their chances.
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